Sunday, September 12, 2010

Flashback- Autumn Gifts

This is supposed to be Flashback Friday but I had a little brain malfunction. SO, ya'll know the drill....This post is of a great gift idea for your Thanksgiving hostess! I know the papers are retired but the stamp set is not so GO WILD!

Emily has a "secret sister" at school. She is a class representative and is assigned to a teacher that she exchanges little gifts with. Today's post is her last gift which is a hand-stamped candle, a treat bag of Werther's and a matching card.

Both gifts were placed in a matching gift bag and tag so the whole thing makes a really nice little gift. This whole project is centered around the Stampin' Up! designer series paper, Autumn Meadows. It would be so easy to change up the whole project by using a Holiday paper set.

Candy Treat Bag:
Cut a piece of coordinating card stock using the Big Shot machine and the Top Note die. Fold the die cut piece in half and fold over a candy-filled cellophane bag. Decorate as desired. In this example, I stamped a couple of leaves and cut them out and adhered them to the front of the top note. Of course, I also tied a ribbon around the topper.

Gift Bag:
Stamp the outside of a kraft bag. Stamp the tissue with matching stamps and ink. Punch holes and insert eyelets. Insert coordinating ribbon and tie knots on the inside. Create a tag and tie to the ribbon.

Stamped Candle:
Stamp the images onto a piece of tissue paper. Bold images work best. You can also color in images. Use dye-based inks like Stampin' Up! Classic inks so that it dries fast and won't bleed. Cut out the image. Heat the candle slightly with a heat gun and adhere the image onto the candle. It is okay to use a small amount of adhesive to keep it in place. Wrap the candle with wax paper with the wax to the candle side. Hold on to the paper from the back tightly so that the wax paper is smooth across the image. Heat the image just until it's slightly shiny and remove the wax paper. In this example, I also wrapped the bottom of the candle with a piece of designer paper and ribbon and then tied a stamped image on.

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